CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children languishing in refugee camps and remote villages are nearing starvation. Families who fled airstrikes are being forced to return to war-shattered homes, risking their lives again.
The United Nations and other humanitarian groups are describing alarming scenes in the Middle East’s poorest country as a humanitarian crisis and conflict deepen after nearly two years of war.
In recent weeks, clashes between rebels known as Houthis and forces loyal to the US-backed government have intensified.
Almost a half million children are severely malnourished, the UN’s Children’s Fund said this week.